Movin' on down the road


We’re moving again.  Well, this will be our first move since I started my blog in January, but our third move in the last year and a half.  My husband and I lived in Indiana for the first 6 years of our married life while he was working on his PhD.  The past year we’ve been living in Illinois for his current job and I’ve stayed home.  Now we’re moving to Texas for his new job!  We’re really excited about moving because Texas is a lot closer to our family.  One thing we have to do when moving to a different state is find the Department of motor vehicles, get a new license, find out the requirements for obtaining said license, and take a DMV test.
 
Every state has their own manual and their own laws that you have to learn, or re-learn!  Every state also has a different requirement for passing their DMV test.  In Indiana you could only miss one question on the “signs” section, so if you got two signs mixed up- that’s it- you fail!   Fortunately I didn’t miss any on that section, but I did study beforehand.  When we moved to Illinois I didn’t study for the test, but they had a more lenient policy for missing questions.  I did learn that in Illinois you can’t talk on your phone in a construction zone (umm…that makes sense!)  I wonder what different laws Texas will have?  When was the last time you took a DMV test?

15 comments:

amazey said...

Are you following me? Just kidding. My husband and I went from NV to IL to MI and finally to TX. You must be a pro at moving too! When we moved here, we didn't have to take a DMV test to get our license. You do have to get your car tested (safety and smog, I think). They made us take our tint off because it was too dark. Once you pass that, you can get the car registered and then get your license. You cannot be on your cell phone while driving thru a school zone here. What area you moving to? I live in North Fort Worth.

DeyiMizu said...

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Chase said...

haha! Amazey, I'm not following you. We're moving to Denton. We're definitely pros at moving. My husband is from the Dallas area, and I'm from Oklahoma, so I feel like we've been all over! :)

shannon said...

Gosh its been years since I have taken the dmv test. Not sure if I would pass it again lol. Good luck on your move.

Lexie Lane said...

Awww... It must really be tough to move a lot, but being closer to your family is a plus! Well.... sometimes. =)

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Lexie Lane
www.voiceboks.com

Not a Perfect Mom said...

wow..if I had to retake the test I don't know if I'd get my liscense...
I'm a good driver, but it's all the little laws..blech...

Mommy Head said...

Congrats on your move! I am glad you are happy about it! I took my last DMV test when I was 16

Stopping by from the Alexa hop. I am glad you came by my place ;)

Jamie's Precious Peas said...

Congrats on your move and being closer to family! I'm following you from the Alexa hop. Please follow back at www.jamiespreciouspeas.com

Becky said...

Possibly, but not sure, in 1984, in Germany. Now that was a test! Thanks for following me, following you back!

Kathy said...

I came to driving late and didn't get my license till I was 35, which was 10 years ago! I hate tests so I would not want to constantly have to retake them! Congratulaitons on your move, I'm sure it will be nice to be closer to family. After my son was born we moved 6 blocks from my parents and I love it more than I ever thought I would! lol! It's great to find your blog. I love VB, such great sites to follow! I'm a new, happy follower. Look foward to reading about your new adventures in Texas!

Lisa Ladrido said...

For some reason I love new adventures and once settled in to the new home, packing not so much! Have a wonderful time in your new home!

Following you from VoiceBoks!~Lisa
I am all a twitter about life

Spanish Pinay said...

wow, moving a lot indeed. it's a lot of work but I'm sure it's fun :)

I'm following you now from www.voicebox.com and it would really be nice if you can follow back.. but no strings attached ;-)

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Crystal said...

I am going to be honest...I want to move more!! As a child I lived in the same place forever. Once I got married and went to college I wanted to move to a new place. Be someplace I have never lived but nooo. I have been in the same place for the last 5 years! I am jealous of your moving! Hehehe

Have a great day!
Crystal
http://kennedymomandwife.blogspot.com

Kristyn said...

Love your Blog! Now following you
from the blog hop! Hope you will come follow me back! Thank you.

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Mommy LaDy Club said...

I have not taken that test since I was 18! I haven't moved out of AZ, and I got my license late. I have a bunch of brothers and sisters, and I knew that I would be driving everyone everywhere, so I held off;) Great to find you through VoiceBoks!
~Courtney
http://www.mommyladyclub.blogspot.com